Period
to 16 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 67 60
Rank change year-on-year -8 -7 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,578 3,102 2,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.11% 3.42% 3.58%
As % of the Applications category 37.79% 38.84% 39.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,547 1,978 1,808
England median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £163 £163 £163
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year +3.02% +4.00% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 221 189
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% +11.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £10.44
90th Percentile £43.00 £40.00 £45.60
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year -10.26% +13.04% +3.20%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 6,822 7,986 7,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.24% 8.79% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,966 4,818 4,426
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £150 £148 £150
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 712 670
England median hourly rate £16.57 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.34% +9.38% -3.03%
10th Percentile £10.81 £10.57 £9.81
90th Percentile £44.13 £40.75 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £16.61 £16.93 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.90% +5.81% -3.03%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 16 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 1,219 £400 -1.23% 64
South East +2 554 £350 +2.94% 53
North of England +9 313 £325 +8.33% 35
Midlands +5 201 £310 -8.08% 16
South West +1 175 £335 +8.06% 25
Yorkshire +19 153 £325 +21.72% 16
West Midlands +7 153 £310 -8.49% 10
North West +4 136 £325 +8.33% 18
East of England -32 108 £365 +25.86% 17
East Midlands 0 50 £310 +6.90% 6
North East -14 24 £400 - 1
South Coast - 2 £275 -
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 947 (36.73%) Microsoft
2 908 (35.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 869 (33.71%) Finance
4 694 (26.92%) SQL
5 690 (26.76%) Microsoft Office
6 534 (20.71%) Analytical Skills
7 457 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
8 433 (16.80%) Project Management
9 404 (15.67%) Business Intelligence
10 372 (14.43%) Data Analysis
11 338 (13.11%) SQL Server
12 319 (12.37%) VBA
13 291 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
14 286 (11.09%) Analytics
15 272 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
16 271 (10.51%) SharePoint
17 270 (10.47%) Degree
18 266 (10.32%) Microsoft Project
19 263 (10.20%) MS Visio
20 259 (10.05%) Power Platform
21 257 (9.97%) Power BI
22 251 (9.74%) PMO
23 249 (9.66%) Oracle
24 226 (8.77%) SAP
25 216 (8.38%) Windows
26 202 (7.84%) Tableau
27 199 (7.72%) Migration
27 199 (7.72%) JIRA
28 187 (7.25%) Security Cleared
29 186 (7.21%) Change Management

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 271 (10.51%) SharePoint
2 81 (3.14%) Confluence
3 47 (1.82%) IIS
4 39 (1.51%) SAS
5 37 (1.44%) Skype for Business
6 24 (0.93%) Apache Spark
7 22 (0.85%) CMS
8 15 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 15 (0.58%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.54%) Apache
10 13 (0.50%) MS Exchange
11 12 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.31%) nginx
14 7 (0.27%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
16 5 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.19%) MS Project Server
16 5 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
17 4 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 908 (35.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 690 (26.76%) Microsoft Office
3 266 (10.32%) Microsoft Project
4 263 (10.20%) MS Visio
5 141 (5.47%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.54%) SPSS
7 13 (0.50%) Open Workbench
8 9 (0.35%) InDesign
9 7 (0.27%) Acrobat
9 7 (0.27%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.19%) Stata
12 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.12%) Blender
13 2 (0.078%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.078%) Camtasia
13 2 (0.078%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.078%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.078%) Notepad++
13 2 (0.078%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 27 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (0.47%) SAP R/3
4 10 (0.39%) Primavera
4 10 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.31%) SAP MM
7 7 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.23%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.23%) SAP HR
8 6 (0.23%) WebTrends
9 5 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.19%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 259 (10.05%) Power Platform
2 94 (3.65%) Office 365
3 70 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 68 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
5 39 (1.51%) Google Sheets
6 26 (1.01%) Adobe Analytics
7 25 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
8 23 (0.89%) Google Analytics
9 19 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
10 15 (0.58%) Trello
11 14 (0.54%) GitHub
11 14 (0.54%) SaaS
12 10 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
13 9 (0.35%) G Suite
13 9 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
14 7 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.27%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.27%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.51%) Skype
2 37 (1.44%) Internet
3 34 (1.32%) DHCP
4 31 (1.20%) LAN
5 30 (1.16%) DNS
6 28 (1.09%) VPN
6 28 (1.09%) WAN
7 25 (0.97%) Firewall
8 22 (0.85%) WebEx
9 17 (0.66%) TCP/IP
9 17 (0.66%) Wireless
10 16 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (0.47%) Intranet
11 12 (0.47%) SSL
12 11 (0.43%) Network Security
13 10 (0.39%) Ethernet
13 10 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
14 9 (0.35%) Broadband
14 9 (0.35%) Kerberos
14 9 (0.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 257 (9.97%) Power BI
3 156 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
4 117 (4.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 114 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 90 (3.49%) MS Access
7 81 (3.14%) Relational Database
8 78 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
9 59 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 55 (2.13%) Big Data
11 47 (1.82%) QlikView
12 38 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
13 35 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
14 31 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
15 30 (1.16%) Oracle Database
16 28 (1.09%) MySQL
17 26 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
18 25 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
19 23 (0.89%) Apache Hive
19 23 (0.89%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 199 (7.72%) JIRA
2 38 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 27 (1.05%) Visual Studio
4 26 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
5 23 (0.89%) Selenium
6 22 (0.85%) Jenkins
7 19 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
9 16 (0.62%) Cucumber
9 16 (0.62%) Toad
10 13 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (0.43%) Subversion
12 9 (0.35%) HP UFT
13 8 (0.31%) SpecFlow
13 8 (0.31%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.27%) LoadRunner
14 7 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
14 7 (0.27%) SoapUI
14 7 (0.27%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 869 (33.71%) Finance
2 182 (7.06%) Banking
3 168 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 119 (4.62%) Marketing
5 103 (4.00%) Retail
6 77 (2.99%) Legal
7 63 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 62 (2.40%) Front Office
9 48 (1.86%) Investment Banking
10 40 (1.55%) Billing
11 29 (1.12%) Manufacturing
12 23 (0.89%) Law
13 21 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.81%) Publishing
14 19 (0.74%) General Ledger
15 16 (0.62%) Advertising
15 16 (0.62%) Mandarin Language
16 15 (0.58%) German Language
17 14 (0.54%) Electronics
18 13 (0.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,046 (40.57%) Analyst
2 355 (13.77%) Data Analyst
3 339 (13.15%) Developer
4 190 (7.37%) Business Analyst
5 146 (5.66%) Project Manager
6 119 (4.62%) Coordinator
7 101 (3.92%) PMO Analyst
8 99 (3.84%) Consultant
9 79 (3.06%) Excel Analyst
10 74 (2.87%) Administrator
11 71 (2.75%) Financial Analyst
12 70 (2.72%) Project Coordinator
12 70 (2.72%) SQL Developer
13 68 (2.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 66 (2.56%) C# Developer
15 63 (2.44%) .NET Developer
16 58 (2.25%) Support Analyst
17 56 (2.17%) SQL Analyst
18 53 (2.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 51 (1.98%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (5.55%) .NET
2 57 (2.21%) XML
3 45 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 44 (1.71%) WinForms
5 41 (1.59%) WPF
6 40 (1.55%) HTML
6 40 (1.55%) Web Services
7 31 (1.20%) .NET Framework
8 30 (1.16%) CSS
9 29 (1.12%) JSON
10 27 (1.05%) MDX
11 16 (0.62%) REST
12 15 (0.58%) WCF
13 13 (0.50%) SailPoint
14 12 (0.47%) LDAP
15 11 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 10 (0.39%) AngularJS
16 10 (0.39%) COM
16 10 (0.39%) SAML
17 9 (0.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 534 (20.71%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
3 141 (5.47%) Management Information System
4 43 (1.67%) Algorithms
5 42 (1.63%) NHS
6 35 (1.36%) User Experience
7 30 (1.16%) FMCG
8 29 (1.12%) Data Structures
8 29 (1.12%) PMI
9 26 (1.01%) Blackberry
10 21 (0.81%) CMDB
11 19 (0.74%) Data Centre
11 19 (0.74%) Linked Data
12 18 (0.70%) Taxonomies
13 17 (0.66%) Derivative
13 17 (0.66%) e-Learning
13 17 (0.66%) Virtual Team
14 16 (0.62%) Reference Data
14 16 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
15 15 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 216 (8.38%) Windows
2 80 (3.10%) Windows 10
3 52 (2.02%) Windows 7
4 51 (1.98%) Unix
5 42 (1.63%) Linux
6 35 (1.36%) Windows Server
7 21 (0.81%) Android
7 21 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 13 (0.50%) Windows XP
9 9 (0.35%) Mac OS
9 9 (0.35%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.16%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.12%) Solaris
16 2 (0.078%) AIX
16 2 (0.078%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
2 433 (16.80%) Project Management
3 404 (15.67%) Business Intelligence
4 372 (14.43%) Data Analysis
5 291 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
6 286 (11.09%) Analytics
7 272 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 199 (7.72%) Migration
9 186 (7.21%) Change Management
10 173 (6.71%) PRINCE2
11 159 (6.17%) Visualisation
12 146 (5.66%) ITIL
13 145 (5.62%) ETL
14 139 (5.39%) Scrum
15 132 (5.12%) Decision-Making
15 132 (5.12%) Risk Management
16 118 (4.58%) Data Modelling
17 116 (4.50%) Change Control
17 116 (4.50%) Continuous Improvement
18 102 (3.96%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 694 (26.92%) SQL
2 319 (12.37%) VBA
3 140 (5.43%) C#
3 140 (5.43%) Python
4 121 (4.69%) VB
5 85 (3.30%) Java
6 69 (2.68%) T-SQL
7 65 (2.52%) C
8 64 (2.48%) JavaScript
9 63 (2.44%) R
10 55 (2.13%) VB.NET
11 46 (1.78%) PL/SQL
12 37 (1.44%) PowerShell
13 34 (1.32%) C++
14 23 (0.89%) MATLAB
14 23 (0.89%) VBScript
15 16 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 15 (0.58%) PHP
17 12 (0.47%) VB6
18 8 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 270 (10.47%) Degree
2 187 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 131 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 64 (2.48%) PMI Certification
5 55 (2.13%) ISEB
6 46 (1.78%) PMP
7 36 (1.40%) ISTQB
8 29 (1.12%) DV Cleared
8 29 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 25 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 18 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (0.58%) MCP
13 15 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
14 12 (0.47%) ACCA
14 12 (0.47%) APMP
14 12 (0.47%) CCNA
14 12 (0.47%) MCSA
14 12 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 251 (9.74%) PMO
2 123 (4.77%) Data Quality
3 121 (4.69%) QA
4 52 (2.02%) SLA
5 31 (1.20%) GDPR
6 17 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.50%) IFRS
7 13 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.39%) CDISC
9 8 (0.31%) ITGC
10 5 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
11 4 (0.16%) ISO 15022
11 4 (0.16%) ISO 20022
11 4 (0.16%) MiFID
11 4 (0.16%) P3O
11 4 (0.16%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 109 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 24 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.70%) Docker
4 12 (0.47%) XenApp
5 11 (0.43%) XenDesktop
6 9 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.23%) vSphere
8 5 (0.19%) Firmware
8 5 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.16%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.078%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.078%) NDS
11 2 (0.078%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 2 (0.078%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.039%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.039%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.039%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 47 (1.82%) SCCM
2 13 (0.50%) HP ALM
2 13 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
3 12 (0.47%) Ansible
3 12 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 8 (0.31%) AirWatch
5 8 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.19%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.16%) QRadar
8 3 (0.12%) FlexNet
8 3 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.12%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.12%) WSUS
9 2 (0.078%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.078%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.078%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.078%) Nagios
9 2 (0.078%) Netcool
Vendors
1 947 (36.73%) Microsoft
2 249 (9.66%) Oracle
3 226 (8.77%) SAP
4 202 (7.84%) Tableau
5 78 (3.03%) Google
6 61 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
7 51 (1.98%) Citrix
8 50 (1.94%) Adobe
8 50 (1.94%) ServiceNow
9 46 (1.78%) Remedy
10 43 (1.67%) HP
11 37 (1.44%) Cognos
11 37 (1.44%) Workday
12 35 (1.36%) VMware
13 29 (1.12%) Alteryx
14 27 (1.05%) Cisco
15 24 (0.93%) Dell
16 23 (0.89%) Bloomberg
16 23 (0.89%) Informatica
17 20 (0.78%) BMC